administrative

Furman launches strategic plan with focus on innovation, community, sustainability

"FUture Focused," a five-year plan, enumerates priorities and goals for strengthening the academic experience for students and deepening relationships with the community.

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Stapleton named top woman chemistry undergraduate in the country

Stapleton earns prestigious award in chemistry from Iota Sigma Pi. She heads west to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson where she'll dive into the Medical Scientist Training Program funded by NIH.

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Hundreds in Class of 2024 graduate with honors

More than 280 members of the Class of 2023 received their bachelor’s degrees with summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude honors.

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Furman graduates nearly 500 in two ceremonies

Weather forced commencement events inside but spirits weren't dampened. Family and friends came out to support 491 graduates who walked in two ceremonies in McAlister Auditorium.

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Commencement 2024 Address by Thomas Cullen ’00

Thomas Cullen '00 is a Furman trustee and the U.S. district judge for the Western District of Virginia.

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Student Commencement Address by Logan Coffee ’24

Logan Coffee '24 is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Pi Eta, Pi Sigma Alpha and Psi Chi honor societies as well as the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society at Furman. She will...

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Commencement 2024 Photo Gallery

Commencement 2024 was full of picture-perfect moments.

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Students and faculty honored during 2024 Commencement

General Excellence Awards, The Scholarship Cup and Meritorious Teaching and Advising Awards were presented, and seven retiring faculty were acknowledged at Commencement 2024.

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Alex Threlkeld ’24 bound for Germany with a Fulbright teaching grant

Threlkeld is the 53rd student in Furman's history to receive a Fulbright grant. He'll serve as an English teaching assistant in the Rhineland-Palatinate region near the French border.

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Conor Bready ’24 receives national graduate research fellowship

Bready will continue his studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A research fellowship from the Department of Energy will help him apply mathematics to solve complex chemical problems. Ultimately, he wants to better understand...

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Beth Pontari Named VP of Academic Affairs and Provost

Pontari was a key leader in developing The Furman Advantage and the underlying Pathways Program. She started her career at Furman in 2001 as an assistant professor of psychology. Her new role begins May. 1.

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Erin Hahn receives Jim Smart Award

The award, from Furman's Cothran Center, pays tribute to faculty and staff who help students add depth and meaning to the life decisions they make while in college.

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